Wednesday , 24 April 2019

Goa News

Bardez receives 1718 applications for installation of bio-toilets

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA With an aim to make the state open defecation free by October 2019 the state government will provide bio-toilets to different beneficiaries across the state. Over 1700 applications have been received from 33 village panchayats across Bardez for installation of bio-toilets under the Swachh Bharat mission. It may be recalled that the district rural development agency ... Read More »

Man held for hoax call to police on terror activities

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Agacaim police arrested a 30-year-old resident of Insuli, Maharashtra who according to police created a false story regarding terror activities in Goa with an intention to gain publicity. Police said that the alleged accused Vinay Palvekar has been arrested as a preventive measure and will be produced before the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Tiswadi on Wednesday. ... Read More »

327 road accidents reported in January

NT NETWORK   PANAJI A monthly report on road accidents in the state, published by transport department has revealed that in the month of January, 327 road accidents were reported in the state, claiming 27 lives and leaving 147 people with grievous and minor injuries. As per the data cited in the report, the state recorded at least 14 fatal ... Read More »

AIIMS specialist conducts thorough check-up of CM

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The health condition of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is stable, with the noted gastroenterologist from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Dr Pramod Garg undertaking a thorough check-up of Parrikar and expressing satisfaction over his response to the treatment. He is expected to be discharged in a day or two. The Chief Minister was admitted ... Read More »

Ghar wapsi  for Tawadkar

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Former BJP MLA Ramesh Tawadkar, who had quit the party some two years ago, rejoined the BJP on Monday saying that the party has regretted the unwise political decisions made in the run-up to the 2017 assembly elections. The former BJP minister formally rejoined the party at the BJP Yuva morcha interaction programme held in Margao. ... Read More »

‘Coal handling isn’t a major source of Vasco air pollution’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Preliminary findings of the ‘particulate source apportionment study for air quality’, which is being conducted by experts from IIT Mumbai in Vasco, has found that coal handling contributes not more than 10 per cent to the particulate matter pollution, and that other sources contribute significantly to air pollution in the city. This conclusion has given a ... Read More »

PM may visit Goa on March 7

NT NETWORK   PANAJI State president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Vinay Tendulkar on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may  visit Goa on March 7, 2019. Tendulkar also added that a number of important people would be joining the BJP in the coming days. Modi, during his Goa visit is expected to address a public meeting, which would ... Read More »

Fishermen’s fear over new CRZ rules unfounded: BJP’s Delhi MP

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Allaying fear that the new CRZ notification, 2018 will jeopardise fishing activities, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national spokesperson and Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday said that development works undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government are worth more than the Rs 15 lakh that is assured to be deposited in every citizen’s bank account. Addressing media persons in Margao, the Delhi MP, ... Read More »

Pranab Nanda is new DGP

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Senior Indian Police Service officer Pranab Nanda will be the new Director General of Police of Goa replacing Dr Muktesh Chander, who has been transferred to Delhi. The order to this effect was issued by the ministry home affairs on Monday. As per the order, the transfer/postings of the officers will be with effect from March ... Read More »

GST cut fails to cheer up Goa’s builders

SHOMA PATNAIK | NT PANAJI Although the central government’s latest cut in GST on under-construction flats has been aimed at bringing relief to the real estate sector, the relief has not cheered up builders in the state. Local builders on Monday said that they welcomed the GST cut but are disappointed at being excluded from input tax credit. The builders ... Read More »